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Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Postby Redblock » 27 Apr 2020 08:31

This thread is to document any Dallas businesses which permanently close due to the Covid-19 lockdown. I hope it will be a short list but we now have our first victim.

The Gold's Gym on McKinney has announced on their FB page that they are one of the 30 company owned locations that have been permanently closed. All of the exercise equipment has been moved out.
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Re: Uptown Covid-19 Business Casualties

Postby Cbdallas » 28 Apr 2020 15:49

Hopefully a new tower will someday rise on that site.

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Postby Kelley USA » 28 Apr 2020 16:11

TGI Friday's in the West End is a casualty... Permanently closed after decades in business.

https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... nd-closed/

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Postby Redblock » 09 May 2020 20:37

The Lizard Lounge is permanently closed due to Covid-19.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/05/09/dal ... ronavirus/

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Postby Redblock » 12 May 2020 10:03

Highland Park Cafeteria will not be reopening.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus ... n/2367859/

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Postby Redblock » 13 May 2020 19:44

Cbdallas wrote:Hopefully a new tower will someday rise on that site.



There was a coring truck doing its thing in the parking lot behind the Gold's Gym today. Maybe you will get your wish.

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Postby Tnexster » 15 May 2020 21:33

10-plus restaurants and nightclubs in North Texas that have permanently closed
Some longtime favorites as well as newbies have closed their doors for good in the last few weeks.

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... ly-closed/

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 15 May 2020 22:09

McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 May 2020 23:34

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.


That will definitely send more food/drink business toward the 7-Eleven at Ross/Griffin.

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Postby homeworld1031tx » 16 May 2020 16:56

Was any reasoning given for closing the West End Station McDonalds? I thought that location did quite a lot of business??

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 16 May 2020 17:55

homeworld1031tx wrote:Was any reasoning given for closing the West End Station McDonalds? I thought that location did quite a lot of business??

Not that I know of. That's one of the busiest McDonald's I know of.

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 17 May 2020 06:58

They did have to do quite the juggling act with legitimate business, and homeless/panhandlers/loiterers. I saw someone in there one time get upset that he couldn't use the bathroom without buying something, so he just relieved himself in the middle of the floor.

It's kinda sad that it's gone, but the weight off the franchisee's back must have been enormous. Hopefully the space won't stay empty for very long.

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Postby vman » 17 May 2020 07:22

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.

I know McDonald’s has been tearing down and then rebuilding stores. I know of three in the Irving area. Could it be that this location is being remodeled?

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 17 May 2020 13:24

vman wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.

I know McDonald’s has been tearing down and then rebuilding stores. I know of three in the Irving area. Could it be that this location is being remodeled?

Hopefully that's the case, but the sign was removed. Idk.

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Postby ContriveDallasite » 18 May 2020 02:59

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.


Wow! But also, good riddance!

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 May 2020 17:30

ContriveDallasite wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.


Wow! But also, good riddance!


Why good riddance? That place was a pivotal business for that block. Everyone should want business to thrive; especially in transit focused locations

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Postby ContriveDallasite » 19 May 2020 01:25

McDonalds made up the entire block. And the majority of the customers who weren't loitering there, used the drive-thru.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 19 May 2020 10:53

Which location are yall referring to cause the West End station location doesn't have a drive-thru. There are two McDonalds nearby one near the courthouse the other a walkup location right at the station.
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Postby ContriveDallasite » 19 May 2020 13:36

My mistake. I misread the message and assumed the other McDonalds.

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Postby uptown74 » 19 May 2020 17:22

malachi896 wrote:https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/05/19/lower-greenville-hit-hard-by-more-restaurant-and-bar-closures-including-eastside-social/

Lower Greenville getting hit hard



Can someone list the places that closed? The pay-wall got me

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 May 2020 17:41

uptown74 wrote:
malachi896 wrote:https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/05/19/lower-greenville-hit-hard-by-more-restaurant-and-bar-closures-including-eastside-social/

Lower Greenville getting hit hard



Can someone list the places that closed? The pay-wall got me



Lower Greenville has been hit the hardest this week, at least so far. A gastropub with a beautiful patio that opened in 2018, Laurel Tavern, has closed. Eastside Social, a neighborhood bar with a rooftop patio that just opened last year, has suffered the same fate. Same goes for the Wah Wah Room, Eastside Social’s private side room bar that is modeled after a recording studio from the 1970s

In West Dallas, The Foundry, a bar known for particularly great free outdoor live music on weekends, has also closed for good along with Chicken Scratch, the restaurant it is paired with. Owner Christopher Zielke said “it was a fun ride,” but his business “couldn’t survive a lost spring.”

Near downtown Dallas, Ross & Hall Kitchen + Beer Garten, which just opened last year, has announced its closure.

And in Cedar Hill, David’s Seafood Grill has also closed after 14 years.

We’ve previously reported other closures during the pandemic, including high-profile spots like Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck and Bird Cafe.

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Postby eburress » 20 May 2020 07:22

Those Greenville Ave spots all have the same owner, so it makes sense they all went down together. Laurel Tavern (+ Wah Wah Room) has actually been for sale for some time. Their pre-pandemic $199K price tag seemed surprisingly low considering they were profitable, but maybe the cost of Eastside Social's construction was too much for them. Even before the pandemic it was clear things weren't going according to plan.

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Postby exelone31 » 20 May 2020 11:03

Hopefully, when all this is behind us, there will be no more new restaurants/bars with "social" in the name.


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Postby lakewoodhobo » 20 May 2020 18:31

Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years
https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... G9xWGxT2AY

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Postby Tnexster » 22 May 2020 14:37

lakewoodhobo wrote:Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years
https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... G9xWGxT2AY


Sad and I have always liked this space. Hope something comes along to take it's place.

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Postby homeworld1031tx » 22 May 2020 15:20

malachi896 wrote:Ross and hall also goes down.

https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2020/0 ... -closures/



This place never had enough traffic from what I saw. The building and layout is nice but for some reason the decor felt sterile/fake. Tough to compete with eastbound and down is just a few streets over.

Wish the former owners the best of luck through, appreciate them trying to start up another establishment on Ross.

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Postby OrangeMike » 26 May 2020 19:57

Start has closed both locations (on Greenville and on Lemmon) permanently.
https://twitter.com/StartDallas/status/ ... 09184?s=20

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 27 May 2020 10:51

lakewoodhobo wrote:Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years
https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... G9xWGxT2AY


Here's an article about the restaurant's history.

Rob Lowe, Brooke Shields and a princess dined when Dakota’s Steakhouse was Dallas’ sizzling spot
Dakota’s Steakhouse leaves behind a rich history of fine dining and exquisite parties.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/05 ... ling-spot/

“The restaurant is located under the city-owned street -- a technicality that allows liquor service because the Lincoln Plaza, just across the street and connected by an underground tunnel, is built on property purchased from the First Baptist Church that is deed restricted to prohibit the sale of booze.”

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Postby WillDFW » 18 Jun 2020 16:12

The Eureka restaurant in West Village has closed permanently.

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Postby CTroyMathis » 23 Jul 2020 12:57

Christies on McKinney Ave. is done after ~3 decades.

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Postby mdg109 » 27 Jul 2020 13:42

I believe Iron Cactus is pretty much done.

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Jul 2020 15:46

mdg109 wrote:I believe Iron Cactus is pretty much done.


Seriously? I loved the building but didn't frequent it much.

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Postby tamtagon » 27 Jul 2020 15:52

Iron Cactus was one of if not the first restaurant to open marking downtown's shaking off a generational hibernation.

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 28 Jul 2020 18:09

The Look Cinemas and their adjacent restaurant on Belt Line have both closed.

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... as-closed/

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Postby mdg109 » 01 Aug 2020 18:24

Even though Iron Cactus wasn't the best, it's pretty disappointing to see this one go. Right now, only Chop House Burger is holding down the corner of Main & Akard. Went by today, and Pegasus Plaza Park is pretty much a homeless camp. I really do feel for the homeless though - it's not a bad place to hang out. It's a totally different vibe when you have ATT Discovery District just a block away.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 02 Aug 2020 14:54

Pegasus Plaza was Dallas first reattempt at cultivating downtown gathering space. For a time it was basically the only thing Main Street had going for it along with Iron Cactus taking that premiere spot facing it. It still seems like Downtown Dallas Inc needs to plan the evolution of Pegasus Plaza. DART has plans though to disassemble Pegasus Plaza store it off site and use the land for Commerce street Station construction staging. Then rebuild Pegasus plaza around a new grand subway entrance including as much of the original elements as possible. Honestly sounds good to me, Pegasus Plaza needs a new purpose now that we have working parks Downtown.
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Postby DPatel304 » 03 Aug 2020 11:16

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Pegasus Plaza was Dallas first reattempt at cultivating downtown gathering space. For a time it was basically the only thing Main Street had going for it along with Iron Cactus taking that premiere spot facing it.


It's cool to contrast Pegasus Plaza with the Discovery District and to see how far the Downtown area has come as far as public gathering spaces!

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Postby quixomniac » 10 Aug 2020 18:14

Posted this on deep ellum forum, but fits here too.

Another one bites the dust.
Dallas Comedy House Closing After 11 Years of Shows, Festivals and Laughs


A Dallas comedy institution just announced it will be closing its red doors for the last time.

Amanda Austin, the owner and founder of The Dallas Comedy House (DCH) in Deep Ellum, announced on her Facebook page that she's made the difficult decision to the close the comedy theater.

"I hope it's more sweet than bitter for you, as it is for me," Austin wrote. "I have laughed more during this DCH journey than most people will laugh in 10 lifetimes, and I wouldn't have it another way."


https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/dal ... s-11933509

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Postby Jay9398 » 13 Aug 2020 08:59

Walked by Dallas Fish Market on Main St this morning and noticed all liquor/glassware/etc has been stripped. I haven't heard anything official but it sure looks permanently gone.

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Postby Jbarn » 13 Aug 2020 19:27

Jay9398 wrote:Walked by Dallas Fish Market on Main St this morning and noticed all liquor/glassware/etc has been stripped. I haven't heard anything official but it sure looks permanently gone.


Main Street has gone from being the premier street downtown to being a dead zone. It’s a real shame as it had so much potential. 4510, dude sweet chocolate, iron cactus, Dallas fish market, traffic (not all names are correct), seem to be closed. Thank god for the National and AT&T discovery district.

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Postby mdg109 » 13 Aug 2020 22:49

Yeah, it's pretty sad. I think Dude Sweet Chocolate just has temporary hours. Queso Beso is temporarily closed too. La Tarte Tropezienne seems to be doing really well, Chop House Burger and Freshii are still open.

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Postby CTroyMathis » 18 Aug 2020 11:45

Looks like Savor in Klyde Warren Park is serving it's last meal Sunday evening and closing down for good. Which should also include the Relish outlet facing SWA Porch.

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Postby Warrior2015 » 18 Aug 2020 12:26

Looks like over half of the restaurants at trinity groves are closed.

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Postby OrangeMike » 18 Aug 2020 12:36

Warrior2015 wrote:Looks like over half of the restaurants at trinity groves are closed.


DMN has a paywalled “member exclusive” article that it is no longer going to be a restaurant incubator.
https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... incubator/

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Postby texasstar » 18 Aug 2020 12:52

^ As a long-time subscriber, I really love the "member exclusive" articles.

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Postby Kelley USA » 18 Aug 2020 14:55

Looks like Paul Martin's on Turtle Creek is closing as well...

https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... wn-closed/


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